The US has refused calls to stop arming Saudi Arabia amid its devastating war in Yemen and is now doubling down on a military solution, falling back on its reliance of armed militant groups that it used to devastating effect in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq.
“After our distress call was made, a force from the Saudi Coast Guard came not to rescue but to arrest us. They took us to the Farzan Prison in Jizan on charges of reconnaissance.” — Yemeni fishing boat captain Hamad Ibrahim Abdo Majri
AL-MAHRAH, YEMEN -- Adel Khaloufah, a Yemeni fisherman from Zabid city on Yemen's western coastal plain, had a fishing boat he shared with three fishermen, but always preferred to stay home hungry rather than venture out on a fishing trip with known and dreaded consequences. Since 2015, when the Saudi war in Yemen began, the warships of the